I can’t put anything past our Sierra Leone Police these days, but reports of police firing live bullets at defenceless protesters in Kabala today may have just taken police brutality to a whole new level. Unless the police can prove that those demonstrators were armed or that their action posed an imminent threat to their lives or the lives of other civilians, there could be no justification for the bloodletting which has reportedly happened in Koindadugu. There seems to be a standing order in the SLP for any spontaneous demonstrations to be forcefully suppressed. So much for our force for good! We need a full scale investigation into the unfortunate incident with the view to bringing to justice those responsible for the violence, especially those who gave the orders that triggered the reaction of the police. Moment of truth for the Independent Police Complaints Board!